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Senate campaign rolls through Columbus

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi has reached its last leg before the June 3 primary narrows down the field, and the two most publicized candidates for the Republican ticket have included Columbus in their campaign stops.

Shooting suspect bond set at $1M

Posted 5/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kale Scott, 19, was charged with one count of murder Tuesday for his alleged role in last week's fatal shooting at the Columbus Fairgrounds.


Starkville aldermen OK numerous drainage, street projects

Posted 5/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Starkville aldermen unanimously approved the city's proposed Fiscal Year 2014 capital improvements work list for roads, drainage systems and sidewalks with little discussion and no modifications from the table during a Tuesday recess meeting.


University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.

Median CEO pay crosses $10M in 2013

Posted 5/28/2014 in Business

They're the $10 million men and women.


Military recovers items from 1952 plane crash

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

After 62 years, the family of Claiborne Thigpen will receive some closure on his death. Thigpen's nephew, Cecil Craft, received a phone call a few months ago saying the U.S. Air Force had located the wreckage of Thigpen's plane, which had crashed in November of 1952.



Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

A pregnant woman was stoned to death Tuesday by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.



How VA clinics falsified appointment records

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

Fake appointments, unofficial logs kept on the sly and appointments made without telling the patient are among tricks used to disguise delays in seeing and treating veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.



Man arrested in JSU professor's slaying

Posted 5/28/2014 in State

Madison Police Chief Gene Waldrop says a 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in the May 21 slaying Jackson State University professor Garrick Shelton.



House, Senate bills to OK spuds in WIC plan

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

The ubiquitous white potato has scored another victory on Capitol Hill.



First lady responds to school meal critics

Posted 5/28/2014 in National

First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is "unacceptable."


Profile: Cole gives back to community with annual 'fun day' for seniors

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After retiring in 2006, Lillie Cole was looking for something to do. She's not one to sit.

City, soccer complex get rave reviews

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Brilliant." "Beautiful." "Proud." Those were just some of the words used to describe the performance of the city of Columbus this past weekend in its first time as host of the state of Mississippi's blockbuster soccer event.


Alabama man drowns in Caledonia

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Ethelsville, Alabama, man has died following a Memorial Day drowning incident in the Buttahatchie River in Lowndes County.


Columbus shooting suspect turns himself in

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department confirmed this morning that a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Friday has turned himself in.


Aldermen could set capital improvements list today

Posted 5/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City Engineer Edward Kemp will present a $1.2 million Fiscal Year 2014 capital improvements work list for improvements to Starkville's roads, drainage systems and sidewalks to aldermen today during a 5:30 p.m. recess meeting at City Hall.


Can we stop invasive species by eating them?

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.


Nephew kills Parchman prison warden at family gathering

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A prison system warden was shot and killed by her nephew at a family gathering in Holmes County.



Madison judge accused of racial slur

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A Madison County Justice Court judge faces accusations that he struck a mentally disabled man and used racial slurs while working as a security guard at an event in Canton.



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